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Old August 2, 2016, 02:20 PM   #26
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Aluminum is very easy to engrave.
This is just sophomoric engraving.
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Old August 2, 2016, 03:09 PM   #27
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Might be easier then to use a machine on the aluminum.

Compare the scroll on the Winchester to this scroll (which is hand done):


One looks like a work of art from a Master Artisan, the other looks like it was done by a kid in Kindergarten.
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Old August 2, 2016, 07:10 PM   #28
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The OP's gun is hand engraved, just badly hand engraved.
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Old August 2, 2016, 07:45 PM   #29
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The OP's gun is hand engraved, just badly hand engraved.
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like it was done by a kid in Kindergarten
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Old August 3, 2016, 07:11 AM   #30
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Could it be that the original owner wanted to make the gun look better?

Then got carried away adding the engraving.
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Old August 3, 2016, 07:27 AM   #31
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Aluminum is easy to engrave, BUT if you get too fine a detail too deep, it is not at all durable. I agree the work on this gun does not look professional, but perhaps they suited it to the gun.
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Old August 3, 2016, 04:43 PM   #32
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Probably just me but I sort of like it. I wonder what it sold for?
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